• Jeff

    ★★★★ Watched by Jeff 01 Mar, 2015

    A silent film about a silent film star struggling to stay relevant as talking films (talkies) make their debut in 1920s Hollywood.

    I would normally give a movie with a story like this only 3 stars, but it was unique enough to deserve 4. Being a silent film, the actors had to exaggerate their gestures and facial expressions. The lighting and framing of each shot was noticeably fantastic. It felt like an authentic movie from the era.

    John Goodman did his best Al Pacino impersonation.

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  • Ian Baptista

    ★★★½ Watched by Ian Baptista 28 Feb, 2015 2

    "O Artista", consegue ser uma excelente homenagem à transição do cinema, porém, falhando em alguns momentos como filme.

    Pelo fato da obra ser feita como uma total referencia, o filme usa recursos técnicos para tentar contextualizar o espectador em relação à época. Como por exemplo ser um filme mudo. Algo que como um todo, é uma de suas boas características.

    Porém, com seu desenrolar, essa característica acaba por se tornar uma limitação, fazendo assim o primeiro e segundo ato bem monótonos.

    Em contraponto, "Bérénice Bejo" e "Jean Dujardin" conseguem dar maior dinâmica á obra, oque acaba por sustentar certas partes falhas do filme.

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  • Adam Cadre

    ★★½ Watched by Adam Cadre 31 Jan, 2015

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  • Viivi Harra

    ★★★★★ Watched by Viivi Harra 27 Feb, 2015

    If the movie makes you laugh, cry and feel just about everything, wouldn't you agree it would be 5/5?

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  • escott

    ★★★ Watched by escott 24 Feb, 2015

    well...at least it wasn't subtitles.

    This movie is like someone was trying to win a bar bet to create a gimmick short film and they had an unlimited budget. The short film turned into full length and the animation turned into live acting with expensive, talented actors doing good work. Congrats, you win the bar bet - you made the gimmick film.

    Channeling SSL: <sorry, I've got nothing here..>

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  • Entiman

    ★★★½ Rewatched by Entiman 16 Feb, 2015

    Precioso homenaje al cine clásico en particular y al cine en general, en el que todos los elementos confluyen para crear una obra sumamente agradable de ver y disfrutable si entras en el juego que propone.

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  • Agnis

    ★★★½ Watched by Agnis 22 Feb, 2015

    A novel idea in this day and age, although they were cheating a little with the sound. Story and execution were okay.

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  • antoniacomi

    ★★★★ Watched by antoniacomi 17 Feb, 2015

    ótimo filme. p/b e mudo.. tenho certa dificuldade para esse tipo de filme, mas achei o artista genial. Não conhecia os atores principais, achei demais. belíssimo filme, vale cada minuto.

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  • Kikuchisawa

    ★★½ Watched by Kikuchisawa 16 Feb, 2015

    The idea of a modern-day silent film, instead of being used as a clever storytelling device, is used as a cheap gimmick to tell a generic story with bland characters. Possibly one of the worst Best Picture winners ever made.

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  • Sabela La

    ★★★½ Watched by Sabela La 16 Feb, 2015

    Película divertida y llena de homenajes que no se merecía el Oscar pero tampoco tal cantidad de detractores. Un entretenimiento escondido bajo falsas pretensiones que jugaron muy en su contra en su día.

    Y George Valentin se parece a Walt ♥

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  • Jon Mears

    ★★★ Rewatched by Jon Mears 16 Feb, 2015

    Re-watched as part of a Silent Movie night at the local pub.

    I suppose its ok, originally the uniqueness and score lead the way, on a second watch these were a given. Although still very enjoyable, not enough to carry this to a list of great Oscar winning films.

    Having watched this along side other Silent movies this month, it doesn't stand up. Chaplin and Keaton created much finer pieces of cinema. More drama, stronger stories and much much funnier.…

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  • Jo Pussinabox

    ★★★★½ Watched by Jo Pussinabox 15 Feb, 2015

    I loved this film. It was very cleverly done and beautifully shot. The novelty of the silence and the gaiety of the film, make the sorrow much more tangible.

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